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Throwing techniques

Forehand standstill

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this course, we'll teach you the basics of forehand or sidearm throw and how to throw a forehand from a standstill position the proper way.

In order to throw a successful forehand throw we start by laying the foundation from the ground up. We learn how to use our lower body and hips to produce the power for the throw itself and we look at some of the most common mistakes to avoid.

We look through the basic grips of forehand throw and learn how to build your grip the right way. We see what kind of follow through you should have to produce the best result and protect us from injury. We talk about the accelerating speed and relaxed but controlled motion of the throw. We build the whole motion and use exercises to drill in the motions to produce an accurate and repeatable forehand standstill throw.

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In the course you learn:


  • Learning the basic grips for a forehand throw

  • Knowing how to stand when throwing a standstill shot

  • Using your body the right way during the throwing motion

  • Right arm swing

  • Following through the correct way and aiming

  • A proper wrist pop

  • How to practice the individual parts effectively

  • Executing the right arm swing

  • Learning to avoid the common mistakes

  • "Flat, level, and low"

Avery Jenkins

Avery Jenkins (#7495) is the 2009 World Champion. Avery has taught thousands of people all over the world and is arguably one of the most influential professionals in disc golf.

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Introduction to Forehand Standstill

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Introduction to Forehand Standstill

Introduction to Forehand Standstill

Introduction to Forehand Standstill

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Introduction

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Introduction

In this course, we'll teach you the basics of forehand or sidearm throw.

00:55

Introduction

In this course, we'll teach you the basics of forehand or sidearm throw.

00:55

Introduction

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Grip

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Grip

Grip

Grip

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Lesson - Forehand stack grip

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Lesson - Forehand stack grip

Let's go through the basic forehand grips. Here we talk about the most common grip called stack grip. Avery Jenkins shows you how you add this grip to your selection and what key points you need to consider.

01:08

Lesson - Forehand stack grip

Let's go through the basic forehand grips. Here we talk about the most common grip called stack grip. Avery Jenkins shows you how you add this grip to your selection and what key points you need to consider.

01:08

Lesson - Forehand stack grip

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Exercise - Forehand stack grip

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Exercise - Forehand stack grip

Lets make this a habit. We drill the way to automate the motion of gripping the disc with a stack grip.

00:36

Exercise - Forehand stack grip

Lets make this a habit. We drill the way to automate the motion of gripping the disc with a stack grip.

00:36

Exercise - Forehand stack grip

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Lesson - Forehand split grip

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Lesson - Forehand split grip

Next, we talk about the split grip. Not a very commonly taught grip but very useful when the shot requires accuracy and touch on short range.

01:08

Lesson - Forehand split grip

Next, we talk about the split grip. Not a very commonly taught grip but very useful when the shot requires accuracy and touch on short range.

01:08

Lesson - Forehand split grip

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Exercise - Forehand split grip

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Exercise - Forehand split grip

Again we make this a habit. Drilling the motion of acquiring the split grip.

00:22

Exercise - Forehand split grip

Again we make this a habit. Drilling the motion of acquiring the split grip.

00:22

Exercise - Forehand split grip

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Lesson - Forehand power grip

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Lesson - Forehand power grip

The max distance grip choice of Avery Jenkins. Here AJ teaches you on how to take power grip when throwing forehand shots.

01:56

Lesson - Forehand power grip

The max distance grip choice of Avery Jenkins. Here AJ teaches you on how to take power grip when throwing forehand shots.

01:56

Lesson - Forehand power grip

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Exercise - Forehand power grip

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Exercise - Forehand power grip

As always, we drill the action of taking the power grip. Make it a habit!

00:54

Exercise - Forehand power grip

As always, we drill the action of taking the power grip. Make it a habit!

00:54

Exercise - Forehand power grip

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Lesson - Accomodating the grip

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Lesson - Accomodating the grip

Lets talk about the way to accomodate your grip. Every hand is a bit different, every disc is a bit different. We need to find a way to accomodate our grip and here we show you how.

00:41

Lesson - Accomodating the grip

Lets talk about the way to accomodate your grip. Every hand is a bit different, every disc is a bit different. We need to find a way to accomodate our grip and here we show you how.

00:41

Lesson - Accomodating the grip

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Forehand Stance and Learning the Basic Motions of Forehand Throw

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Forehand Stance and Learning the Basic Motions of Forehand Throw

Forehand Stance and Learning the Basic Motions of Forehand Throw

Forehand Stance and Learning the Basic Motions of Forehand Throw

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Lesson - The Stance

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Lesson - The Stance

Building the foundation is the first step in building a house. Learning to stand correctly is the foundation of a successful forehand throw. In this lesson, we learn how to stand and feel comfortable in a standstill position.

We are building the stance for a flat and straight, neutral flying throw. We will talk about angles later but first, we need to find a neutral way of throwing the disc.

00:50

Lesson - The Stance

Building the foundation is the first step in building a house. Learning to stand correctly is the foundation of a successful forehand throw. In this lesson, we learn how to stand and feel comfortable in a standstill position.

We are building the stance for a flat and straight, neutral flying throw. We will talk about angles later but first, we need to find a neutral way of throwing the disc.

00:50

Lesson - The Stance

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Exercise - The Stance

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Exercise - The Stance

Now lets drill the way to find a proper stanstill stance. Make it a habit for future disc golf rounds, so you don't need to think that much when you are playing.

00:38

Exercise - The Stance

Now lets drill the way to find a proper stanstill stance. Make it a habit for future disc golf rounds, so you don't need to think that much when you are playing.

00:38

Exercise - The Stance

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Lesson - Stance and pushing

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Lesson - Stance and pushing

Talking about the energy production when throwing forehand from standstill position. We find the correct way to push or transfer our weight from the back leg to the front leg.

00:40

Lesson - Stance and pushing

Talking about the energy production when throwing forehand from standstill position. We find the correct way to push or transfer our weight from the back leg to the front leg.

00:40

Lesson - Stance and pushing

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Exercise - Stance and pushing

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Exercise - Stance and pushing

Drilling the motion of pushing for power production.

00:36

Exercise - Stance and pushing

Drilling the motion of pushing for power production.

00:36

Exercise - Stance and pushing

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Lesson - The Hips

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Lesson - The Hips

Next in line, we have the hips. We can use hips to produce power with the big muscles. We learn what we do when using our hips.

01:44

Lesson - The Hips

Next in line, we have the hips. We can use hips to produce power with the big muscles. We learn what we do when using our hips.

01:44

Lesson - The Hips

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Exercise - The Hips

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Exercise - The Hips

Does it look familiar? This same motion can be seen in the Backhand Standstill -course. The swinging motion is the key in both ways of throwing. Here we drill and teach our body to rotate and swing the right way and activate the right muscle groups.

01:02

Exercise - The Hips

Does it look familiar? This same motion can be seen in the Backhand Standstill -course. The swinging motion is the key in both ways of throwing. Here we drill and teach our body to rotate and swing the right way and activate the right muscle groups.

01:02

Exercise - The Hips

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Lesson - The Torso

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Lesson - The Torso

Talking about the next block in our chain of motions - the torso. Smooth natural rotation instead of powering and forcing the rotation. The goal is to have a fluid and effortless rotation of the torso.

01:05

Lesson - The Torso

Talking about the next block in our chain of motions - the torso. Smooth natural rotation instead of powering and forcing the rotation. The goal is to have a fluid and effortless rotation of the torso.

01:05

Lesson - The Torso

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Lesson - Swivel

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Lesson - Swivel

Separating the upper and lower body. Most crucial movement when we want to have effortless power production. We talk about the timing and swiveling our upper and lower part not in unison, but slightly separate. This takes time to learn so be patient with this and try to find a good timing and fluid motion.

00:49

Lesson - Swivel

Separating the upper and lower body. Most crucial movement when we want to have effortless power production. We talk about the timing and swiveling our upper and lower part not in unison, but slightly separate. This takes time to learn so be patient with this and try to find a good timing and fluid motion.

00:49

Lesson - Swivel

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Exercise - Torso rotations

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Exercise - Torso rotations

Drilling the motion of torso rotation and swivel, and helping the separation with this exercise.

00:43

Exercise - Torso rotations

Drilling the motion of torso rotation and swivel, and helping the separation with this exercise.

00:43

Exercise - Torso rotations

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Lesson - The Armswing

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Lesson - The Armswing

Now we talk about the armswing of the forehand throw. Simple thing, simple motion. We learn how the arm moves through the forehand throw.

01:21

Lesson - The Armswing

Now we talk about the armswing of the forehand throw. Simple thing, simple motion. We learn how the arm moves through the forehand throw.

01:21

Lesson - The Armswing

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Exercise - The Armswing

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Exercise - The Armswing

Applying the movement of the arm when throwing forehand. Drilling the motion to the kinetic chain.

01:00

Exercise - The Armswing

Applying the movement of the arm when throwing forehand. Drilling the motion to the kinetic chain.

01:00

Exercise - The Armswing

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Lesson - The Wrist

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Lesson - The Wrist

Now we talk about the wrist and how the wrist works in the throw.

00:42

Lesson - The Wrist

Now we talk about the wrist and how the wrist works in the throw.

00:42

Lesson - The Wrist

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Exercise - The Wrist

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Exercise - The Wrist

How to drill the wrist action and add the last pop to your kinetic chain of motions.

01:11

Exercise - The Wrist

How to drill the wrist action and add the last pop to your kinetic chain of motions.

01:11

Exercise - The Wrist

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Lesson - Follow through

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Lesson - Follow through

Last movement in the chain of motions is the follow through. We learn the importance of follow through and talk about how to add this to your throw.

00:40

Lesson - Follow through

Last movement in the chain of motions is the follow through. We learn the importance of follow through and talk about how to add this to your throw.

00:40

Lesson - Follow through

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Lesson - Lower body follow through

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Lesson - Lower body follow through

Talking a bit more about the full motion of the follow-through. It is important to follow through with your lower body by stepping through the throw to avoid injury and gain more fluidity in your execution.

00:51

Lesson - Lower body follow through

Talking a bit more about the full motion of the follow-through. It is important to follow through with your lower body by stepping through the throw to avoid injury and gain more fluidity in your execution.

00:51

Lesson - Lower body follow through

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Exercise - Follow through

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Exercise - Follow through

Drilling the motion of follow through. Getting the feel for the follow through and making it a part of your throw.

01:06

Exercise - Follow through

Drilling the motion of follow through. Getting the feel for the follow through and making it a part of your throw.

01:06

Exercise - Follow through

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Lesson - Eyes and field of vision

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Lesson - Eyes and field of vision

Short mention about where you should look and why forehand is such a good way to propel your disc down the fairway.

00:33

Lesson - Eyes and field of vision

Short mention about where you should look and why forehand is such a good way to propel your disc down the fairway.

00:33

Lesson - Eyes and field of vision

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Building the actual throw

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Building the actual throw

Building the actual throw

Building the actual throw

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Lesson - Building the chain of motions part 1

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Lesson - Building the chain of motions part 1

Taking all the pieces we have learned and putting them together. Using a towel as the resistance and making things easier for repetitions.

00:51

Lesson - Building the chain of motions part 1

Taking all the pieces we have learned and putting them together. Using a towel as the resistance and making things easier for repetitions.

00:51

Lesson - Building the chain of motions part 1

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Lesson - Disc selection

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Lesson - Disc selection

Talking about the discs you should use when practicing the forehand throw. Learning what the disc should do and why we want to use these particular molds to practice the basics of forehand shot.

00:56

Lesson - Disc selection

Talking about the discs you should use when practicing the forehand throw. Learning what the disc should do and why we want to use these particular molds to practice the basics of forehand shot.

00:56

Lesson - Disc selection

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Lesson - Bulding the chain of motions part 2

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Lesson - Bulding the chain of motions part 2

Getting to the actual throw by checking through all the things we have talked about. Take it easy! Start slow and work your way slowly towards a smooth movement.

01:39

Lesson - Bulding the chain of motions part 2

Getting to the actual throw by checking through all the things we have talked about. Take it easy! Start slow and work your way slowly towards a smooth movement.

01:39

Lesson - Bulding the chain of motions part 2

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Exercise - Full throw exercise 1

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Exercise - Full throw exercise 1

Exercising the full throw with a towel first. Getting familiar with the full throwing motion.

01:31

Exercise - Full throw exercise 1

Exercising the full throw with a towel first. Getting familiar with the full throwing motion.

01:31

Exercise - Full throw exercise 1

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Exercise - Full throw exercise 2

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Exercise - Full throw exercise 2

More drilling more repetitions. Some key points in having the correct chain of motions. Talking a little bit more on the details.

01:34

Exercise - Full throw exercise 2

More drilling more repetitions. Some key points in having the correct chain of motions. Talking a little bit more on the details.

01:34

Exercise - Full throw exercise 2

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Exercise - Full throw exercise 3

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Exercise - Full throw exercise 3

The final drill in to graduating towards a basic understanding of a forehand shot. Keep it simple, keep it smooth, and you will master this technique in no time!

00:48

Exercise - Full throw exercise 3

The final drill in to graduating towards a basic understanding of a forehand shot. Keep it simple, keep it smooth, and you will master this technique in no time!

00:48

Exercise - Full throw exercise 3

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Common mistakes

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Common mistakes

Common mistakes

Common mistakes

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Lesson - Common mistakes 1

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Lesson - Common mistakes 1

Talking about some common mistakes and what they might look like.

01:08

Lesson - Common mistakes 1

Talking about some common mistakes and what they might look like.

01:08

Lesson - Common mistakes 1

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Lesson - Rolling the wrist & Elbow tucking

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Lesson - Rolling the wrist & Elbow tucking

Checking the common mistake of rolling the wrist, and how to eliminate it. Talking about the elbow being close to the body.

01:41

Lesson - Rolling the wrist & Elbow tucking

Checking the common mistake of rolling the wrist, and how to eliminate it. Talking about the elbow being close to the body.

01:41

Lesson - Rolling the wrist & Elbow tucking

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Lesson - Rounding

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Lesson - Rounding

What rounding means and how to eliminate.

00:41

Lesson - Rounding

What rounding means and how to eliminate.

00:41

Lesson - Rounding

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Lesson - Weight shift

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Lesson - Weight shift

Checking the problems with weight shifting and how to eliminate that.

00:35

Lesson - Weight shift

Checking the problems with weight shifting and how to eliminate that.

00:35

Lesson - Weight shift

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